The unprecedented year that is 2020 is almost at a close. Have you thought about what you’ll be leaving behind this year and resolving to do next year? For us, 2021 will be all about continuing tochoose better. We started doing this a few months ago and we believe that we can still keep on doing this next year — choosing better for our bodies, skin, minds, the environment, and even the world.
Right at the top of our list isself-care. It’s something that we advocate and feel strongly about, so we’re making sure that we fully commit to it in 2021. Want to make this your New Year’s resolution, too? Here are some starters:
If there’s one thing we learned from such a challenging year, it’s that breaks are important, helpful, and absolutely okay and normal. Nowadays, stress and noise can come in all forms and from many different sources. Identifying what gives you physical, mental, and even emotional stress helps, so you’ll know what to take occasional breaks from.
Just the same, there are a lot of ways that you can de-stress and take breaks:
Do something you love.
What’s that “quaranthing” that you picked up in 2020 after months of lockdown? Is it baking, planting, or doing arts and crafts? Whatever it is, keep doing thatand morein 2021. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a hobbyper se. If you love something as simple as communing with nature, soaking up the sun, and breathing in fresh air, then make time to go on more walks or visits to the neighborhood park next year. What’s important in this self-care commitment is that you’re doing something that you love and enjoy, so that you can be fully immersed in it and feel better.
Connect with others.
This year has taught us that socializing doesn’t always need close distance; just awesome company, with the help of technology sometimes, works. Spending time with your friends or loved ones is good food for the soul. Connecting with others, either physically distanced or virtually,brings about healthful results, such as reduced anxiety and stress, and stronger immune system. Even better, these benefits positively affectboththe giver and the receiver. So, this 2021, get your social calendar filled up because it’s the perfect time to reconnect and stay connected.
Make yourself a priority.
Because of adulting, it can be hard to take time for yourself. The list of things that require your attention is endless; but, there’s only so much that you can fit in a given time. Regardless of your responsibilities, you need to remember that you’re still a human being who needs care and maintenance. Commit yourself to this self-care resolution with these reminders:
Just like us, you’re probably all ready and excited to see what 2021 holds for us. Whatever it is, we’ll face the new year and all that it bringstogether. We’re going to prioritize self-care, resolve to choose better, and stay radiant — together! Here’s to a better skin, better life, andbetter youin 2021!